SFS: Stern Grove Concert with all American favorites - FREE!:)

Hi All,

Well, it's summer again, and nature's calling! Let's get out & enjoy what nature has to offer while it lasts right?:) Coincidentally this concert happens to go along with the Fourth of July theme... hmm, not so hard to guess what it will be right? Yup, let's say Bernstein... enough clue?? Enough said, read below for details about concert program plus our specific game plan for the day:

The SFS returns to the 77th Anniversary Stern Grove Festival for its annual free concert in the Sigmund Stern Grove—a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. Pack a picnic basket and join the Orchestra for a delightful afternoon in this unique setting.

No tickets required.

Conductor/Performers

Edwin Outwater

conductor

Mark Inouye

trumpet

Scott Pingel

bass

Jacob Nissly

percussion

San Francisco Symphony

 

Program Bernstein

Overture to Candide

Rodgers (arr. Walter)

Carousel Waltz from Carousel

Mancini

Baby Elephant Walk

Gould

Pavanne from American Symphonette No. 2

Scott

Powerhouse

Hanson

Merry Mount Suite

Bernstein

Selections from Divertimento for Orchestra (Waltz, Blues, Turkey Trot)

Ravel

Pavane pour une infant défunte

Ravel

Boléro

Meetup plan:

-11-11:30 a: All meetup members SHOULD arrive by this time TO SECURE YOUR SEATS.(*Bring a low beach chair with you to add comfort sitting in for a long time PLUS hat/parasol to prevent from getting sunburn; Oh, bring things to read and games to play with a group of people like classical music trivia!)

-11:30-2: Yup, our fun picnic begins (*Please bring your lunch, favorite snack & beverage to share with others; We could coordinate via meetup communication if everyone's up for it) Then playing games, reading, basking in the sun (hope it's warm & sunny like last year!) or short napping sounds like fun to do before the concert at 2p

-2p: Concert begins!

Whenever concert ends, let's not forget to help cleaning up. It goes faster when we do as group of course.

 

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  • ayala k.

    My heartfelt thanks to Hugh and Keiko for coming early getting us such a superb spot - the best we've ever had for the SFS in Stern Grove. The concert was fabulous! The food everyone brought - wholesome. The ambiance, wonderful. I appreciate y'all for making this happen.

    July 6, 2014

  • Hugh

    I will be wearing the hat I have on in my photo with a yellow backpack and shorts. I will try to assemble some things to sit on, but please bring your own if possible. It looks like the total is now 10.

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Hugh! I prob won't be arriving until around 1-130. Will that be late for me to sit with you guys?

      July 6, 2014

    • Hugh

      At this point, there probably won't be room where we are.

      July 6, 2014

  • Sherwin

    I'm running behind schedule this morning. Guessing I'll show up by 11:30.

    July 6, 2014

  • Keiko

    Good morning, folks! We are in front of the stage, a little bit right to the center.

    July 6, 2014

  • Hugh

    In case people have trouble finding us, my phone number is[masked]

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • Shri

    Hi sorry last minute snafu so won't

    July 6, 2014

    • Shri

      Not sure will be able to make it by 11 so changed rsvp to no.

      July 6, 2014

  • erika

    For those of you confirmed your coming around 11, can you bring blankets please if you got one or two? That will be super! Keiko & Hugh are volunteering to get there around 10, but not sure they gathered enough blankets. Let me know please. Just reply to this comment so that everyone can see. Thanks!

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • erika

    Have a wonderful meetup to you all!:)

    July 5, 2014

  • Shri

    Hi keiko and hugh, I had confirmed rsvp to Erika as well,, will be coming as well. shri

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • erika

      Not certain you were coming by 11 since you didn't reply..

      July 5, 2014

    • erika

      So, please be there by 11 then. There is a good chance the gate might close before noon. Thanks!

      July 5, 2014

  • Keiko

    Hello folks, Hugh and I are going to reserve the seats for the group tomorrow. I'll be wearing green t-shirts and light blue hat. I will look exactly like the photo. Once we find a place to sit, I'll put a comment here and let you know where we are. I'll see you all tomorrow!

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • erika

    BTW, Keiko & Hugh: for identifying our group, can you two print off our meetup logo and flag it on an umbrella? This is just an idea and what I used to do. But you could choose to wear a hat and let the members know what kind & color you are wearing. So, please communicate with the folks via comment. If they are coming at 11, there won't be an issue not finding you easily.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • erika

    Alright, time for the final tally!
    Keiko & Hugh: There will be 9 folks coming around 11 including you two. Here are the names: Gio+1, Tristan+2, Susan, Sherwin(he will bring his blanket) plus you two. I am guessing some of these folks have extra blankets though not replied to me beside Sherwin.

    July 5, 2014

  • John E.

    Hi Erika, sorry I couldn't help this year. Our plans are still up in the air, so I'm changing our RSVP to no. If we do make it I'll look for the group and try to find you.

    July 4, 2014

    • ayala k.

      We will miss you, John

      July 4, 2014

  • ayala k.

    Can the person coordinating the meetup place send us an email w a phone number? How will I find you?

    July 4, 2014

  • ayala k.

    How are we going to find each other on Sunday? Last year John Easterday was an amazing organizer getting us seats, and herding us together. Anyone volunteering this year? I'll be coming from SFO, dropping a friend who flies back to the MidWest, and thus might be late.

    July 2, 2014

    • erika

      (So hard to write on s-phn, please excuse my typos!) So continuing from where left off... that can cover over the plastic cover under. It will add additional comfort plus you won't get wet. Let me ask around.

      July 4, 2014

    • Keiko

      Hugh, 10 sounds great. I'll be there.

      July 4, 2014

  • Sherwin

    if anyone wants a 1-way ride into the city from the south bay (sunnyvale), send me a msg.

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • Vivian

    Hi, I just moved to the Bay area and don't drive. The concert location is quite far from the BART station. If anyone who is going can carpool with me from Berkeley (I'll pay for the gas), please let me know. Thank you very much.

    1 · June 28, 2014

    • Vivian

      Thank you for offering. I appreciate it. I've checked the map - it'll be a detour for you. I'll skip this time and try to get used to the transportation in the area and hopefully will attend other concerts soon.

      July 2, 2014

    • Hugh

      Ok

      July 3, 2014

  • erika

    Hi Folks, Just sent you an email about attendance to this event. Please follow as accordingly. Thanks!

    1 · July 3, 2014

  • Keiko

    I don't mind going there early, anytime between 10 and 11 (or even earlier), to secure the seats as the place fills up pretty quickly. But, I don't have a blanket, so if anyone can join me and bring a blanket or two, that would be great.

    1 · July 2, 2014

    • erika

      Hi Keiko, Please read my comment to Hugh above. It is very nice of you to volunteer to be there early. To help you better head-count, I will ask the members to confirm their coming by 7/5 at the latest. That will give you a better idea how many to expect. However, in the end if folks don't arrive by 11-ish, they are really on their own to find their spot, NOT your concern as you are not a seat reservation service. Thanks!

      2 · July 3, 2014

  • erika

    I will still list myself as going so that I can check how things are going remotely. Thanks!

    July 1, 2014

  • erika

    Hi Folks, Sorry to tell you that I won't be able to host this event any more. So I'd encourage all of you to communicate with one another using this meetup comment feature regarding how, where & when to meet each other. Or ask any other questions. Good luck, and have a wonderful time at the event. Thanks!

    July 1, 2014

  • erika

    I deleted the earlier comment about needing 3-4 volunteers early AM... well, it may not be necessary. We'll see how many are going first.

    June 27, 2014

  • Susan

    Where will the group be located?

    June 25, 2014

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